Saturday, March 18, 2017

Report from March 16th community meeting

Hina Park in Lake Sarasota
Report from March 16, 2017 LSCG Meeting:

It was decided without objection to leave the executive board in place for the next year. Motion was heard, seconded, and carried.

The March 25th community garage sale is on, but Keith and Sommer cannot accept any donations because they'll be away.

The flag was replaced and there was a report of a pulled post in Hina park.

The volunteers for the Hina Park project were thanked and some money was collected if anyone who acquired material (Tammy and John Fultz) wish to be reimbursed. If so, speak to Ellie.

Carlos Correa from The Enclaves on Palmer Blvd. came by and spoke passionately about supporting the efforts to block the development near Celery Fields. I for one agree and there seemed to be no dissent at the table. We should think of ways to get involved. I, for one, will spend my spring break annoying Caragiulo about this through email and phone calls. Others are encouraged to write him, attend protests, and spread the word about what an awful idea this is for everyone in the Sarasota County. I'm sure Tom, who is heavily involved in the effort, can continue to post material. But we need to reach out to the non-digital community. Let's contemplate how we can achieve that.

The next meeting was scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of June, the 8th. No events are planned, save the March 25th garage sale, before then. We have tentatively scheduled meetings for 9/14 and 11/9, with a Hina Park Fall Festival the following weekend.

One last thing: Ross opened up the facility for us. Is he the pastor? Also, he said they need a crosswalk for the youths coming to church. Is there a way we can facilitate that?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Community Meeting Tonight

Tonight at 7 pm there will be a Lake Sarasota community meeting at the Alliance Church meeting rooms. (Drive around behind the church.) High on the agenda: election of officers and our next garage sale. All are welcome.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

County Updates

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at
March 14 is municipal election day in Sarasota County. Registered voters in the cities of Sarasota and North Port and the Town of Longboat Key will elect local commissioners and, in the case of Longboat Key, decide on two ballot questions.
Sarasota County Area Transit has contracted with private vendor Ride Right Transit to provide open-air vehicle circulator service on Siesta Key. 
Sarasota County's Department of Health will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during March.
Sarasota County has appointed Matt Osterhoudt as the new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.
The community is invited to "Chalk the Park" on March 5 at Nathan Benderson Park.
Free aid for filing federal income tax returns is available at AARP tax aid sites and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout
Sarasota County.